Engagement with our community is something we’ve done every day for years as local residents, through interactions with our neighbours and conversation on the street about what is happening locally. In the last six years we have started to organise workshops and other events allowing us to develop more meaningful forms of engagement and gather data that can help shape development in the area.

In all we collected more than 213 items recording individual responses and ideas directly from the community that live around the new zoned area; the people that are going to be most affected by the development. Our data doesn’t just come from superficial questionnaires, it is rich and diverse and includes annotated watercolour images, line drawings, textile crafts, a large felt map, felted icons and written comments.

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Individual pieces of engagement material

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Written feedback, annotated drawings and handmade crafts

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Youth engagements at Gospel Oak Primary School workshops